Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Virology Down Under Blog: Coronavirus family tree

August 12, 2013
The phylogenetic tree below shows the relationships among the four genera of coronaviruses (CoVs); Genus Alphacoronavirus, Betacoronavirus, Deltacoronavirus, Gammacoronavirus

This tree is based on full length genomes (nucleotides; aligned using Geneious Pro; Neighbor-Joining tree built using Mega with 500 bootstraps). 

The MERS-CoV clade of betacoronaviruses is marked on the left and the endemic human CoVs are indicated with yellow triangles.

Chart is at site: 

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